Friday, June 15, 2012

Give The Little Guy a go

The enthusiam for small bars in Sydney has pushed out from the city and Darlinghurst into Glebe where a few recent openings are attracting a local crowd. The vibe in Glebe is still a little rough around the edges, and the small bars on the main road have that same likeable characteristic.

With a street facade painted dramatic black, The Little Guy features a huge window that opens out to Glebe Point Road where elevated drinkers sip wine and cocktails. Walk into the cosy front area to see the bar with handwritten drinks menus on clipboards, with some seats at the bar and plenty of space down the back of the converted house and even upstairs.

Bloody Mary and popcorn at The Little Guy, Glebe Point Road, Glebe
If it's a Sunday, you'll need to order the $10 special on their Bloody Mary. With the greatest use of garnishes I've seen in a Bloody Mary, this vodka, tomato juice and worcestershire sauce cocktail is rolled rather than shaken, with your choice of Tabasco sauce levels.

It's one of the best variations I've tasted, helped along with the pretty tri-coloured skewer of a green olive, a pickled onion and a cherry tomato, and a gherkin on the side. If that's not two serves already of your daily fruit and vegetable intake, I don't know what is.

Freshly popped popcorn from the old-school popcorn maker is complimentary and with a little more seasoning, would be the perfect afternoon drinking partner.

Pisco sour
From the changing cocktail list, the day's pisco sour is a passionfruit variant of the South American liquor cocktail. With a great egg white head dotted with bitters, the pisco is full of fruitiness and a good kick of booze, although I'm undecided as to whether I like passionfruit seeds in my cocktails.

The Little Guy
There are limited grazing plates on offer, I think, but The Little Guy isn't trying for too much and that's where it succeeds. Keeping it simple and casual suits the neighbourhood bar and Glebe locals perfectly while live music on Sunday evenings is a total bonus. Go on then, give The Little Guy a go.

The Little Guy on Urbanspoon


joey@FoodiePop said...

Glebe is becoming a little trendy again I find.

gaby @ lateraleating said...

I thought the pickled onion was cheese... pickled onion makes more sense :)

MissPiggy said...

I've heard pretty good things about this place...hope to check it out next month before a dinner I have planned across the road.

SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said...

So, Bloody Mary's and Pisco Sours are pretty much my two favourite cocktails in the whole world. Now it's before noon on a Saturday and you've got me craving cocktails already! Must give this place a go soon!

agriculture investments said...

The cocktails look good. I'll celebrate the end of the Eurozone next week by knocking a couple down.

Tina said...

Hi joey - It is, but still a little more grungy and local than your other 'trendy' suburbs, I'd say.

Hi gaby - Although cheese does make for a convincing argument too...

Hi MissPiggy - It's very cute and unpretentious; a perfect neighbourhood venue.

Hi SarahKate - Haha, it's a must for you then! Sunday specials are great value :)

Hi agriculture investments - I normally work the other way by drinking and enjoying the little things to ignore the likes of macroeconomic issues... ;)

tania@mykitchenstories said...

Thanks for the heads up . Nice to see a cute little bar in glebe

john@heneedsfood said...

Wow that's some serious garnish on the Bloody Mary. It's like antipasto on a skewer!

Tina said...

Hi tania - No probs; there's a few around now ;)

Hi john - Indeed, that's part of what made it so awesome!

Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) said...

While I don't mind passionfruit seeds, it's the raw eggwhite in pisco sours which always irk me a bit!


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